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convulsive

[ kuhn-vuhl-siv ]
/ kənˈvʌl sɪv /
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Definition of convulsive

adjective
of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.
producing or accompanied by convulsion: convulsive rage.
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Origin of convulsive

From the Latin word convulsīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See convulse, -ive

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Medical definitions for convulsive

convulsive
[ kən-vŭlsĭv ]

adj.
Characterized by or having the nature of convulsions.
Having or producing convulsions.
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